A Software Developer earns an average salary of C$62,375 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$45,288 - C$84,582
C$45K
C$63K
C$85K
MEDIAN: C$63,054
10%
50%
90%
C$16.28 - C$54.11
C$16
C$25
C$54
MEDIAN: C$25.14
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$88K
Salary C$45,288 - C$84,582
Bonus C$301 - C$8,851
Profit Sharing C$491 - C$5,961
Commission C$4,913
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$43,637 - C$88,330
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,702
Hourly Data C$0C$60
Hourly Rate C$16.28 - C$54.11
Hourly Tips C$0.25
Overtime C$13.00 - C$60.68
Annual Data C$0C$88K
Bonus C$301 - C$8,851
Commission C$4,913
Profit Sharing C$491 - C$5,961
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$43,637 - C$88,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 789

Job Description for Software Developer

Software developers develop computer applications that allow users to perform specific tasks on computers or other devices. They may also develop or customize existing systems that run devices or control networks. Most of the time, software developers work in an office. A bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology, or other relevant majors is often required. They are required to have relevant job experience.

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Software Developer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

Pay by Experience for a Software Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$58,000 based on 2,399 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$71,000 based on 1,094 salaries. An experienced Software Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$80,000 based on 519 salaries. A Software Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$88,000 based on 91 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$63,521

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Software Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Developer?

Software Developer in Burlington:
Pros: Laid back and relaxed, Easy learning and help when needed.
Cons: Half our staff is offshore so hard to reach them sometimes.

Software Developer in Toronto:
"Software developer."
Pros: Challenging, lots of problem solving, collaborative team environment.
Cons: Sometimes long hours, no health benefits.

Software Developer in London:
"A headline."
Pros: Fairly relaxed compared to my last job. Competitive salary. Learning encouraged. Approachable managers.
Cons: Poor office furniture. Long commute. Poorly maintained code base. Poor build and documentation processes. Frequent interruptions to workflow due to customer issues which are actually user errors.

Software Developer in London:
"Atmosphere is great, compensation policy is wonky."
Pros: Casual atmosphere. Flexible Schedule. Team Building Events.
Cons: Wonky compensation policy. Lack of senior technical mentorship.

Software Developer in Calgary:
"Fun, Varied Work, With Lots Of Places To Go."
Pros: Flexibility, wide range of skills to use, lots of control, open discussion, fun atmosphere, many project proposals, lots of opportunities to learn.
Cons: High stress, tons of projects - disorganization needs to be handled efficiently.

Software Developer in Edmonton:
Pros: Challenging and something new all the time. Mentally stimulating. Flexible work schedule.
Cons: If you want to stay on top, you'll constantly need to be working to keep yourself up to date with new technologies. You occasionally have to put in unpaid hours when it is crunch time.

Software Developer in Vancouver:
"I Like It."
Pros: I really like the flexibility and my ability to choose what I want to work. The management is amazing and easy to approach. We have a big emphasis on flat team structure which really helps. The company actively tries to keep everyone happy which is great.
Cons: I don't seem to be getting paid as much as my friends.

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Key Stats for Software Developer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 966 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Software Developer Salaries

▲39%

▲26%

▲12%

National Average
C$64,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Software Developer Salaries


▲1%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
C$64,000

C++
▼1%

JavaScript
▼1%

SQL
▼1%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼1%

.NET
▼2%



C#
▼4%

▼5%

▼5%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 966 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%